‘ILP formed out of spite’
Jack Warner’s Independent Liberal Party (ILP) was formed out of “avarice and spite”, says Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Garvin Nicholas.
“The leader (Warner) couldn’t get control of the party so he formed his own in an effort to “mash up” the UNC and gain control of its constituency. There is no other underlying philosophy and it is most certainly not based on any super credibility, integrity or performance,” Nicholas said in an email.
Nicholas criticised Warner saying his tenure in various portfolios reaped no benefit to party or country.
“After all, after heading the UNC as chairman, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ministry of National Security, the UNC remains lacking in structure, flooding continues whenever rain falls because the major and minor water courses have not been extensively cleared and managed and crime has not yet been contained,” he said.
“This is not to say he wasn’t a half decent MP. He was. But that is not the be all and end all of representation at a national or international level,” Nicholas added.
He said further that the country seems to forget that Warner had attracted national outrage for allegedly bringing all of Trinidad and Tobago into disrepute and many called for his removal.